STATE OF MIND
Lord we glorify you today and give you all praise and honoe. Lord we thank you for blessing our youth and children today.
God help them to feel how much you love them and desire for them to succeed in life.
God let them experience you love in new ways and let them see that nothing can separate them from the love you have for them.
God help them see your love is not the same others.
Your love protects, provides, directs, chatise, corrects, and is everlasting.
God allow their assigned angels to protect them today.
Holy Spirit speak them and give them guidance.
God help them to develop a relationship with you so they can feel your love and know who they truly are destined to be.
Lord continue to let your grace and mercy be with them everwhere they go.
In Jesus Name I pray.
I decree and declare that nothing can separate me for God love. He loves me unconditionally.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:38-39 KJV
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Too Late for Another Chance
Bible Reading: Hebrews 9:27-28
It is destined that each person dies only once and after that comes judgment. Hebrews 9:27
WHAT IF SOMEONE in hell changes his or her mind? Won’t a loving God let a repentant person loose from hell and issue a transfer to heaven? Isn’t believing in God like turning in a term paper-better late than never? No.
Sometimes people will get out of jail early for good behavior, but people are in hell only because God knows they won’t flip-flop how they think about him. If a thousand more chances would have swayed them to choose his way, God would have provided those opportunities. But because he knows when people’s minds are cast like concrete, God lets them go. God didn’t fail to display his love to them. Instead, they sadly refused to recognize that love. It’s like he offered up on a platter the opportunity to choose the best, even while allowing each person to choose the worst. Refusing God’s love is like knocking the platter out of the server’s hand and stomping on the choicest morsels.
When you understand God’s love that way, his wrath isn’t so puzzling. Wrath is the result of rejected love. Hell is where love no longer works. It’s where love no longer pulls people to God-not because something is wrong with God’s love, but because everyone there has chosen to refuse his love.
It’s not that God no longer loves. His love still shines hot like the sun, but the result is wildly different when love is rejected. Like the old saying goes, “The same sun that melts wax also hardens clay.” The difference isn’t the source of the heat but the response of the thing heated.
If you’ve ever liked someone who took your love, crumpled it up, and shot it back to you as a spit-wad-and who hasn’t?-you have had a small taste of the frustration God feels. And if you have stubbornly or pridefully rejected the love others have extended, you have experienced a little bit of what hell is like. It’s miserable to need love and want love and yet not let someone love you.
Unbelievers are like buckets turned upside down under Niagara Falls. They wonder, “Where is the love of God and the God of love?” They moan, “My life is empty and meaningless.” Yet they won’t turn their lives right-side up and let the waterfall of God’s infinite love fill their lives. God’s love is a gushing torrent, but people set against God don’t feel a drop. And hell is where people have decided they don’t even want to feel God’s love.
REFLECT: The better you know God, the more you will want to share his heart of love with people who don’t know him. How are you expressing God’s Love to non-Christians?
PRAY: Ask God to help your non-Christian friends sense his love through you.
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